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Is Mazda Motor Corporation (MZDAY) a Great Value Stock Right Now?

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Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Nevertheless, we are always paying attention to the latest value, growth, and momentum trends to underscore strong picks.

Of these, value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. Value investors rely on traditional forms of analysis on key valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are undervalued, leaving room for profits.

On top of the Zacks Rank, investors can also look at our innovative Style Scores system to find stocks with specific traits. For example, value investors will want to focus on the "Value" category. Stocks with high Zacks Ranks and "A" grades for Value will be some of the highest-quality value stocks on the market today.

One company value investors might notice is Mazda Motor Corporation (MZDAY - Free Report) . MZDAY is currently holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and a Value grade of A.

Investors should also recognize that MZDAY has a P/B ratio of 0.36. The P/B ratio pits a stock's market value against its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. MZDAY's current P/B looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/B of 0.84. Over the past 12 months, MZDAY's P/B has been as high as 0.58 and as low as 0.25, with a median of 0.46.

Value investors also love the P/S ratio, which is calculated by simply dividing a stock's price with the company's sales. This is a prefered metric because revenue can't really be manipulated, so sales are often a truer performance indicator. MZDAY has a P/S ratio of 0.12. This compares to its industry's average P/S of 0.35.

Finally, we should also recognize that MZDAY has a P/CF ratio of 3.10. This metric takes into account a company's operating cash flow and can be used to find stocks that are undervalued based on their solid cash outlook. This company's current P/CF looks solid when compared to its industry's average P/CF of 4.93. MZDAY's P/CF has been as high as 5.41 and as low as 2.18, with a median of 4.04, all within the past year.

Value investors will likely look at more than just these metrics, but the above data helps show that Mazda Motor Corporation is likely undervalued currently. And when considering the strength of its earnings outlook, MZDAY sticks out at as one of the market's strongest value stocks.


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